Katrida "Kat" Collmill
- Pure Hand Enforcer
Almost all that Kat wears is black. A fitted black turtleneck or sometimes even a blouse that may or may not be tucked into a pair of black jeans or tights. When not on duty she wears a pair of fashionable knee-high boots and always has a sidearm at her waist for protection. Her hair is kept loose and curled, or sometimes held back with a headband depending on how she feels that day. On rare occasions, usually in festive days or in rememberance of her family, she'll wear more vibrant colours than she's used to.Weapons
- Blaster pistol
- Blaster rifle
- Repurposed wrist rocket with implanted ocular scope
When out on duty Kat will usually wear a visored helmet
with the Pure Hand insignia drawn on the front with an inbuilt vocal scrambler, along with battle fatigues and combat boots. She wears the mask because she doesn't want anyone outside of the Pures to know who she is or how to get to her, thus she keeps her identity a secret when not in Pure territory.
- Hand-to-hand combat (++++)
- Marksmanship (++)
- Intimidation and persuasion skills (+++)
- Drawing and artistry (++++)Positive Personality Traits
Be it the way she smiles, or her piercing gaze, or the innocent look of her face. There's something charming about Kat that manages to tear down defences of certain individuals, and her silver tongue only adds to that effect. She can talk her way out of almost anything, convince someone to give her information that otherwise they wouldn't give, and make friends with complete strangers. She often uses this to her own advantage, going out of her way to avoid conflicts and instead resolving things as amicably as possible.
Although she does have a pessimistic view of the world, she is a pragmatist at heart. Her lot in life is dour, but she does the best she can with what she has, and understands life is simply unfair. Her thoughts and actions are all molded by the reality that if she messes up her life could be ruined or ended. She's not one to complain about anything despite her negative feelings towards the world, but she won't do anything to change it either unless she knows she can succeed without putting her life at risk.
Despite being part of a xenophobic gang, Kat couldn't be more different than her gangmembers. She doesn't hate aliens and fiercely refutes the ideologies of the Pures, though is careful to keep all of it internalized. She's the type of person to go out of her way to help someone regardless of race or creed or belief, to put others before herself. And has often bought and payed for lodgings for certain alien individuals that have been brutalized by members of her gang. She knows this may get her trouble, and has in the past, but she refuses to not give a helping hand to those in need.
Having grown up in a gang and being raised in that particular lifestyle has given Kat a toughness and hardness that's as solid as steel. Her innocent face belies the extremely course interior, and she even uses her innocent face as a weapon to throw others off. She doesn't give up easily, she's known to be stubborn in the extreme, and can handle a great deal of punishment and give it back as well. And on top of that, she's discplined. In her mind, she has to be in order to maintain whatever goodness remains within her despite all the henious crimes she commits for the Pures.Negative Personality Traits
Those who know Kat or have interacted with her long enough can see a layer beneath her charm and selflessness, a thick hard layer of callousness. It's in her eyes. A cruelty she tries to keep in check, something she constantly battles within herself. It's often that she finds herself enjoying hurting others, putting them down and making them beg for mercy. And, to keep herself from going insane, she indulges in this callous nature of hers every once in a while, lets out to breathe before locking it away. In her mind, to keep it locked away all the time would only be cause for it to break out in force and make her loose whatever goodness she has.
Along with her callousness is her self-destructive tendencies. She justifies it as a way to cope with her life, but knows that there's really no excuse for her actions. She abandons friends, drinks herself into a stupor to forget her days and whatever crimes she's committed, and makes people that once liked her, hate her. In her mind, she deserves the hate for what she's done and what she's forced to do, and that the universe has put her in this situation for a reason and it was because of her destructive nature. She will often put herself in harms way deliberately to punish herself, often joining fight clubs just to get beat down and bloodied for no other reason than to punish herself.
Knowing that she was abandoned by her parents and given away to the Pures has broken something inside of her. This, perhaps, is the root of all her issues. The deep-seeded insecurities she has within herself that she's not good enough, or that she's not worthy of being loved by her parents. Many times in her life she's gone into a depressive stage simply thinking about her past and has gone off nearly killing herself in missions for the Pures. Her callousness, destructive nature, and pessism come out in strength when she's feeling the most insecure. Though, she does realize that it's also because of her insecurities and the way that she's dealt with it that has allowed her to become as tough as she is.
Her outlook on life isn't good. Her past experiences has taught her that no matter what good she does, everything will always end up going south. This doesn't deter her from doing what she can, but that knowledge is there within her. Everyting always turns out for the worse, at least for her. She believes that everything she touches and everyone that comes into contact with her will eventually meet some sort of bad end or some horrible fate in one shape or another. And yet she struggles on doing good in hopes that it will balance out the negativity in her life, knowing full well it won't.
- Free herself from the Pures
- Wipe out the Pures from the insideBackstory
All Kat can remember is a life with the Pures. She was told that her parents had given her up, too poor and destitute to support a child, they sold her off to a gang and fled with what little money they got in return. And she was told, from the get go, she was worthless because of it. Only worth a few credits. It got to her at first, and her younger years were spent in fear and in utter sadness that her parents didn’t want her. But things changed when she was slowly indoctrinated into the Pures. Their entire narrative changed almost instantly. That now she was worth something because she was a human, that she was better than the aliens.
And she liked it. It was what drew her to join them in the first place. A decision she regrets deeply. Her teen years with the gang were spent on the streets, standing in corners selling drugs, picking out individuals for her gang members to kidnap, and occasionally training in hand-to-hand combat with members of the gang that knew how to fight. And they found out quick she had a natural talent for violence. She learned technical skills quickly and was even able to adapt them to her own unique style. It caught the attention of a few members of the gang that were known for being harder than most, but nothing came of it at first.
Her early teen years were spent either on the streets, or in the various gyms, or at home drawing. Another skill she was particularly good at. Self taught and a way for her to express herself without violence, and something she grew fond of quickly. And, soon was a way for her to make money. With unique paintings she sold through the holonet or in person.
In one particular instance, while she was selling a painting to a Trandoshan, a member of her gang accused her of being a race traitor for fraternizing with the aliens. She told him it was only business and a way for her to make money, but he decided her crime was bad enough to warrant her death and complained to several members of the gang. When nothing came of it save for a slap on the wrist, he went after her herself. She was walking back to her home with groceries in hand when he attacked her, a vibroblade in hand. Her instincts kicked in and she killed the man, dragged his body to an alleyway and crushed his skull to make it look like a cinderblock fell on his head in a freak accident.
And unknown to her, there were a few members of the gang watching the altercation.
A few days later she was called in by several high ranking members and showed her pictures of her killing her assailant. She instantly began defending herself, telling them she was only acted to save her life, but they reassured her she was in no trouble and that instead, they needed her skills for something more. They put her in contact with a man named Willjor, an enforcer for the Pures, where she would be further trained in arts of lethal combat and taught how to use a weapon.
Over the next several years she was rigorously trained by Willjor and eventually became muscle for the gang. Keeping members in line, taking out intruders, and terrorizing the surrounding alien races outside of their territories. Eventually, she branched off from being a run-of-the-mill enforcer and instead turned into a hit-woman. Going out and killing certain individuals for the gang, be they human or otherwise.
It was during one of her missions, where she was sent out to take care of a human that was openly against the gang and talking people out of joining them that she met a homeless Twi’lekki woman. Using her funds to procure a place for her, Kat learned the name of the stranger was Ayapeta. And the two became fast friends as Kat would visit her every so often when she was near Ayapeta’s home, or send her a few funds she’d got from doing a mission. During one of their late-night talks at a Cantina, Ayapeta instilled the idea of taking out the Pures from within and freeing herself from their clutches, an idea she entertains more and more each day.